With the release of iOS 5 many of you are excited to make the jump from 4.x -> 5.0. There are a couple important things to keep in mind:
is no untethered jailbreak... yet.
The tethered jailbreak works
but Cydia/MobileSubstrate and the tweaks that use MobileSubstrate still
have some moderate bugs. (Being worked on now)
iOS 5 contains a
whole new baseband. This means that those of you on iPad2 GSM/CDMA be
VERY wary. Once you perform ANY kind of restore, if apple is no longer
signing that firmware, you will be STUCK in recovery with no way of
getting out. (This is because there is NO public bootrom exploit for
Also, if you rely on unlocks STAY PUT until
Dev-Team/iH8sn0w updates PwnageTool/redsn0w/sn0wbreeze to support custom
SHSH playback won't work for iOS 5.0+. This means that
restoring iOS 5 will not work the way it did with iOS 4 and below.
that you should still be able to use your SHSH for any iOS 3 or iOS 4
version without any problems.
Dev-Team and Chronic Dev Team are
working on their (and our) respective tools to solve most (if not all)
of those issues. Be patient as the exploit fairy isn't playing very nice
this time around.